Kathy Sahr passed away peacefully at her home on June 23, 2020 under the care of hospice of the Red River Valley. Kathleen (Kathy) Ann Lahren was born on June 25, 1949 to Wilfred and Marjorie Lahren in Bismarck, ND. She grew up in Fargo, ND and graduated from Fargo North High School in 1967. Kathy went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Ron Sahr on July 28, 1967. They lived in Denver, CO for two years and then returned to Fargo, ND in 1970 to raise their family. Kathy was a stay at home mom for her 3 children until they moved to Sabin, MN in June of 1984 to own and operate Red River Boarding Kennels up until the time of her passing. She was loved by all of her customers and treated every animal like her own. She was known to have “Santa” come for the dogs on Christmas and owners always knew that their animals were loved and well cared for. In the earlier years, Kathy was active in Messiah Lutheran Church; teaching Sunday school, confirmation and was one of the wedding coordinators. She was active in a variety of committees; serving on the Fargo PTO for many years and the FM Bowling Board of Directors. She was an avid bowler in many leagues in Fargo-Moorhead and was inducted into the FM bowling Hall of Fame in 1999. Kathy is survived by her husband Ron of 52 years. Her son Rob (Nicole) Sahr, daughter Tonya (Patrick) Sorenson, and daughter Abby (Ryan) Hanson. She had 8 grandchildren that she loved very much and would do anything for; Brady Sahr (Kari), Tyler Sahr, Morgan Sahr, Sam Sorenson, Isaac Sorenson, Payson Hanson, Gabe Hanson, Gavin Hanson, and a great grandbaby on the way that she was so excited to meet. Preceding Kathy in death were her parents, Bill and Marge Lahren, her brother, Tim Lahren and her mother and father in law, Carlene and Alex Sahr. The Memorial Service will be July 16, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home at 10:30 AM with a visitation one-hour prior. Please come celebrate Kathy’s life with a reception at her daughter’s home in West Fargo, following the service. Address: 231 47th Ave W, West Fargo. Honorary Pallbearers: Rich Lahren, Chris Lahren, Josh Lahren, Chad Lewis, Brady Sahr, Tyler Sahr and Eric Sahr. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the Hospice of the Red River Valley for their great care in Kathy’s final days. The family will be donating all memorials to Hospice.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. I bowled many a tournament and league play that she was involved in. Such a sweet person. I had the pleasure of being invited for a couple of bowling gal get-togethers at her house and thought her kennel was so immaculate that I recommended her to whoever was looking for a doggie daycare! She sponsored one of my teams and we had a cheer that we started the night off with.
    Here we go Ann. Dawn, Lee, Deb..
    RED RIVER BOARDING KENNELS, LISTEN TO OUR CHEER! (Then we would all bark, bark, woof, woof, yip, yip, etc)
    Symapthies to you Sahr family

    Betsy Tate

  2. Ron & Family,

    Mike & I will keep you in our prayers. There are many from our Church, Good shepherd that will miss her as well. .A Virtual Hug to you and many Prayers.

  3. Dear Ron,

    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Please accept our most sincere expression of sympathy.

  4. Ron & family,

    I’m so sorry to learn of Kathy’s passing. You will be in my prayers as you grieve and look back at the many wonderful memories you were granted to share with her. Send you a virtual hug!

  5. Our deepest sympathies go out to you, Ron and your family at the passing of Kathy. We loved her smiles and laugh.
    Bruce and Jean Bokinskie

  6. Ron, I was so sorry to hear about your wife.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May you find comfort with your family sharing all the wonderful times that you spent together over the years. God’s peace and blessings to you during the coming weeks.

  7. Sorry to hear about Kathy passing. She was such a terrific person. She loved our dogs as much as we did. She always made sure Chester was at the “Holiday Inn”. Herman and I send hugs and prayers.

  8. Ron;
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family as you mourn the loss of Kathy. Many of us have such great memories of our time growing up. I know that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead. You have our very sincere and deep sympathy on such a tragic loss. Our best to you and your wonderful family.

  9. Fond memories of the Sahr family come to mind. I am hopeful Kathy found peace and comfort in her last days. She entertained and cared for so many.
    Thinking of you all,

  10. Ron, we are so sorry to hear about Kathy. She was so good to our Crockett! Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Pete and Monica Graber

  11. Tonya, I just want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May Gods grace give u strength and peace during this difficult time.

  12. Ron and family. Deepest sympathies. We could always count on Kathy to take care of our dogs. She was a wonderful person.

    Custer and Lynelle Huseby

  13. Ron, so sorry for your loss😢May you cherish the memories you’ve made through the years🌺🌺Pat Nelson

  14. Thinking of you Ron and family. Kathy was such a kind person and our dogs loved staying at the kennel with her. Prayers and hugs.

  15. So very very sorry Ron. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Ron, I am so sorry for the loss of Kathy. In the times you talked about her I knew she was special and a very hard worker. You are in my thoughts, Ron!! Take care of yourself!!!

  17. Ron and family, our sincere sympathy to you all. Thinking and praying for you.
    Wayne and Corinne Lien

  18. We remember Kathy fondly from days gone by, not only via boarding our golden retrievers at their kennels and riding their horses, but from the North Dakota Retriever Club. She had such a great sense of humor and warm smile. And could she ever tell an entertaining story! We always thought that she should write a book. Those sparkly, warm eyes are ones that we will long remember. Our condolences to the Sahr family.

  19. Ron and family.So sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing. She was truly a wonderful person and ran a top notch kennel. When we had dogs and they needed to be kenneled we always felt comfortable leaving them with Kathy. She will be missed.

  20. Deb and I would like to express our deepest condolences to you, upon learning of Kathy’s passing. Ron and family hope you will find strength in the many memories and friends you have. No one will ever forget about Kathy’s huge heart….prayers of strength to you Ron and the family.

  21. We had the great pleasure of knowing both Kathy and Ron during our time in Fargo. We extend our most sincere sympathy to all of you in the passing of this loving and lovely lady. I well remember the horse in the swimming pool incident. Kathy loved to laugh and made all those around her enjoy life to the fullest. Share your memories……

  22. Our deepest sympathy for your family’s loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman. Sending lots of love and prayer your way.

  23. So sorry to hear this. Ron, you and your family are are in our thoughts, and prayers.

  24. our Humann family sends condolences.. Great memories of the good times at the Red River Dog Field trials with you guys in the 80s/90s. Take care RON & kids.

  25. Remembering all the fun days and nights we had during our 40+ years of friendship.
    Blessings to Ron and all the of Sahr family.

    Rick & Mary

  26. Hi Ron,
    Sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. May your loving memories and faith in our Lord help you and your family through this difficult time.
    Ralph and Nancy Dooley

  27. Hearing of Kathy’s passing came as such a shock when it came in my email! Always such a bundle of happiness and energy it was sad to accept she was gone. Talking with Jeanie it helped to understand all she had been fighting. I know she is now joined by all who have passed before her including Doug, and is now at peace. She will surely continue to watch over you and be there to welcome the new baby just as she would have. May you all continue to feel her presence and love. You all were such an important part of our lives for so long while my girls were growing up. We send huge hugs and prayers for peace. Sandi, Andrea and Niki Jo 🙏🏼💓💓💓

  28. Ron and family, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing! She was such an amazing woman,and so willing to accommodate you any way possible at that kennel! I really enjoyed her!! She will be missed by many!

  29. Sorry for your loss Ron @ family. We met Kathy a few times & had one of our dogs boarded with you & Kathy many years ago. I’m glad we were able to get to know her a little. She was always pleasant to be around. Wishing you and your family the best.

  30. Ron and family,
    Steve and I are so sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing. Our memories of the peace of mind that she and her kennels gave us when we traveled are many. We always knew that our sweet fur babies were well cared for and loved and cherished as we would have if they were at home. Kathy had a great way of making you feel like you were home and her laugh was contagious. I wish I could have had a Chance to visit with her again. Time goes so fast.
    You are in our thoughts.

  31. So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Ron, please accept Judy and my deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

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